I’ve been fortunate enough to visit a few Hawaiian islands the last few years. I first visited Oahu and Honolulu in 2014. That vacation was so amazing that I couldn’t wait to get back and experience Maui. My family and I returned in 2015 and took in the beauty of Maui.
Those Hawaiian vacations were the best family vacations we’ve taken. One thing that was unforgettable about our visit was the food. The passion for the island cuisine and hospitality from the locals shined through everywhere we went. I fell in love with Hawaiian food and search for it frequently here at home.
I was ecstatic to find out that next week is National Hawaiian Foods Week. The Unites States Senate has dedicated the second week of June to raising awareness for the wonderful cuisine and culture of Hawaii. This year, the celebration takes place from June 11 to June 17. That is seven days for everyone to enjoy and recognize the fusion of different flavors from French Polynesia, China, Japan, Portugal, Korea, the Philippines, Puerto Rico and Samoa that make up what we know as Hawaiian cuisine.
Many brands are participating in the festivities. One of our favorite restaurants, Dog Haus, will be serving up their own version of the Loco Moco Burger. The Loco Moco Burger is made with a sriracha and soy sauce laced smash patty, topped with a thinly sliced and grilled portuguese sausage, sunny-side up egg, Japanese curry style gravy, togarashi, crispy fried onions, diced scallions and sriracha served on grilled King’s Hawaiian roll.
Don’t miss National Hawaiian Foods Week! Stop by your nearest Dog Haus Restaurant and enjoy your very own Loco Moco Burger. You can also visit the National Hawaiian Foods Week website and get inspired with different recipe ideas for Hawaiian Foods you can make at home.
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